11 Apr 2013 09:00
The Park of San Rossore, a royal farmstead that became a presidential mansion, is also the site where in 1938, the Italian king formerly signed the introduction of the racial law. Today, San Rossore is most famous for its hippodrome. The racetrack and training spaces are managed by the Alfea society.
In the studs of Pisa there are around 600 horses, and the total cost of keeping each of them is €20.000. There are around 100 hectares of tracks available to ride, and the hippodrome organizes around 50 official sports days per year. Thousands attend the races, and around €600.000 is gambled each race day. Eight hundred people work in the horse racing industry in Pisa, 50 000 at national level.